Hi everyone! Can you believe it’s November already??! The count down for Thanksgiving has begun. I’m super excited for today’s post because today I have my very first guest blogger! I’m pleased to introduce to you November’s blogger of the month … Continue reading
I want to start having a Featured Blog of the Month. What that means is at the beginning of each month (starting in November) I will choose a blog to brag about in a post, and then if they want they can write a guest post and introduce themselves to my readers. I’d also like to put their button on my blog. If you’re interested in being a featured blog on Sworley Thoughts, then go ahead and put a comment on this post with your name and the name of your blog. I’ll go through all the comments and pick a blog to showcase the first week of November. Sound good? Cool. Now go leave a comment and make sure to share this post with all your friends.
Tuesday’s dinner was Baked Chicken Parmesan. It was so delicious, and really simple to make. Definitely going into the regular dinner rotation for us. I got the recipe from Skinnytaste.com. I love getting my recipes from Skinny Taste. They always have the nutritional information listed for each recipe, and their recipes are the healthiest version of that dish.
Photo taken from Skinnytaste.com
Baked Chicken Parmesan
Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 1 piece • Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 224.5 • Fat: 8.6 g • Protein: 25 g • Carb: 14 g • Fiber: 1.5 g
- 4 (8 oz) chicken breast halves, sliced in half to make 8
- 3/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs (I used whole wheat)
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tbsp butter, melted (or olive oil)
- 3/4 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese (I used Polly-o)
- 1 cup marinara or Filetto di Pomodoro
- cooking spray
Preheat oven to 450°. Spray a large baking sheet lightly with spray.
Combine breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese in a bowl. Melt the butter in another bowl. Lightly brush the butter onto the chicken, then dip into breadcrumb mixture. Place on baking sheet and repeat with the remaining chicken.
Lightly spray a little more oil on top and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Turnchicken over, bake another 5 minutes.
Remove from oven, spoon 1 tbsp sauce over each piece of chicken and top each with 1 1/2 tbsp of shredded mozzarella cheese.
Bake 5 more minutes or until cheese is melted.
Have you noticed the insane surge of pumpkin lately? Everything is pumpkin. Pumpkin foods, pumpkin candles, pumpkin decorations. It’s like September 1st hit and a pumpkin exploded all over Pinterest. Don’t get me wrong, I like pumpkin. I have several pumpkin candles through out my house, but I’m a little tired of all the pumpkin flavored dishes. So lets talk about another flavor of fall, Cinnamon! To me, cinnamon is just as vital to the fall flavors as pumpkin is. So I’ve gathered some of my favorite delicious recipes, all including….you guessed it, cinnamon.
Chocolate Cinnamon Nachos
Photo from foodnetwork.com
Cinnamon Baked French Toast
Photo from food network.com
Spicy Cinnamon Cake
Photo from foodnetwork.com
Grilled Cinnamon Peaches
Photo from foodnetwork.com
Flaky Cinnamon-Layered Biscuits
Photo from salad-in-a-jar.com
Please make sure to let me know if you try any of these recipes, and what you think of them! What are some of your favorite fall recipes? What do you like most about fall?
Hi guys! I did you have a good summer? Mine was incredibly busy, thats why I haven’t been posting for a while. We spent the summer traveling, eating, visiting family, and moving from out of our apartment into a house. But now things have slowed down(kinda) and I’m back! As you can see I’ve made some changes to the look of the blog. Here are some photos from my summer, enjoy!
Driving with the Windows Down
Brunch at my favorite place in Atlanta
Jeff doing steady cam on a short film
Coffee table craziness
Lots of rain
Coffee and road trips
Holding my nephew for the first time
Weekend in Louisville for the Fright Night Film Festival
Picking out paint colors for the new house
Moving out of the apartment
While Jeff and I were in Atlanta, we (I say “we”, but really Jeff shot and edited it. I just added music and posted it on youtube) shot a time laps out our hotel window. Enjoy. I will start back with regular blogging starting in September.
I’m so supper excited to share my post from one of my favorite blogs to follow! Head on over to check out my take on The Good, the bad, and the ugly of renting: MadeByGirl.
Happy Friday! Just wanted to share a quick recipe with everyone before we start this long anticipated three day weekend. I made these potatoes yesterday afternoon and they were sooo yummy!
- 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil (I used Harissa Olive Oil which made it nice and spicy)
- 3 russet potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
- Coarse salt
- 2 onions, sliced into rings
- 1/2 teaspoon pimenton (technically this is supposed to be smoked paprika, but I just used regular paprika)
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook potatoes, covered, for 5 minutes. Season with salt. Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil and the onions; stir. Reduce heat to medium, and cook, covered, for 5 minutes more. Uncover, and cook, tossing often, until potatoes and onions begin to brown, about 5 minutes.
- Sprinkle with pimenton, and cook until potatoes and onions are golden brown and tender. Toss with parsley, and season with salt.
Oh my goodness! It’s been two weeks since my last blog post. Not Acceptable! The last couple of weeks have been a little busy. Jeff was away working in Birmingham for a week(that threw a wrench in my normal schedule), and then it was Mother’s day weekend, and then we went out of town the next weekend. Phew, May has been quiet the busy month, and it’s not even over yet. Here are a few pics from our trip to Atlanta last weekend: (if you follow my twitter then you know my obsession with instagram)
We stayed in Decatur this trip. I loved that everything was walking distance from our hotel. Every time Jeff and I go to Atlanta we try to go to places that we’ve never been before and experience new things. We also went to Ikea while we were there. Can’t go to Atlanta without walking around Ikea! We ended up buying a new bookshelf:
I loooove our new bookshelf. If we had a bigger wall, I would’ve gotten two. As you can see we’ve already filled it, and actually we’ve already run out of room. Once we get a bigger place I think we will go pick up another one. I also got a drying rack for hanging clothes on, but haven’t had a chance to hang it up yet. I’ll have pictures once I do.
I hope your week has been going well.